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Maharashtra State cabinet approves 24×7 Mumbai plan – HRAWI’s statement


Welcoming the Maharashtra State cabinet approval, Mr Dilip Datwani, Immediate Past President, Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) said, ” We are thankful to the Cabinet of Hon’ Ministers for approving the 24×7 Mumbai plan. This is a long-awaited demand from the hotel and tourism industry and, finally, after almost two decades our demands have been met. This will give a big fillip to business in Mumbai and has tremendous potential to transform the tourism landscape of the city. It was a decision which could not have been deferred any longer. We are grateful to the Minister of Tourism – State, Shri Aaditya Thackeray for championing the cause and single-handedly pushing it through. We also thank Shri Praveen Pardeshi, Municipal Commissioner and Shri Sanjay Barve, Police Commissioner and all the officials from both departments for their co-operation and support. This will add more jobs in the hotel and tourism industry and will have an overall positive impact on the economy. Mumbai could be a model city in this regard and provide a roadmap to the rest of the country.”

Mr. Dilip Datwani,immediate past President, Hotel & Restaurant Association of Western India

About Hotel & Restaurant Association Western India (HRAWI):

The Hotel and Restaurant Association (Western India) is a 68 years old Association of Hotels and Restaurants in Western India. Its members include various restaurants and smaller Hotels up to 5-Star Deluxe categories. The bulk of its members like any growth economy are made up of restaurants and budget hotels. With membership base spread across Western India, HRAWI covers Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Goa and the Union Territories of Daman, Diu & Silvassa, and is considered to be the voice of the Hotel Industry. The association is part of the national body of Federation of the Hotels & Restaurants Associations of India (FHRAI), located in New Delhi, which was originally founded in Mumbai in 1950 by the late Mr J.R.D. Tata.